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Jeff Lommel
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Posted: 03 September 2006 at 11:04pm | IP Logged | 1  

A freak accident claims the life of the Crocodile Hunter.  Very sad, such an advocate for Australia and wildlife.

Story here.
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Frank Lauro
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Posted: 04 September 2006 at 12:08am | IP Logged | 2  

A stingray?  The guy smacks around crocodiles and panthers and black mambas for over a decade, and winds up being done in by a frickin' stingray?

Man, that's weird.

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Trevor Krysak
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Posted: 04 September 2006 at 12:08am | IP Logged | 3  

 What a way to go. I kinda figured it'd be a poisonous snake or something equally lethal that'd get him. Seems like he tried to help out Australia. RIP
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Emery Calame
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Posted: 04 September 2006 at 12:14am | IP Logged | 4  

That's sad as hell. He has a wife and a kid!

Geez.

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Dan Bowen
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Posted: 04 September 2006 at 12:20am | IP Logged | 5  

It is really sad, and I'm sure everyone's heart goes out to his family.  I'm afraid that I can't say I'm massively surprised, though.

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Shaun Crowell
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Posted: 04 September 2006 at 1:01am | IP Logged | 6  

That is really sad, I think he did a lot to raise awarness about animals. At least he went out doing what he loved, that is all we can hope for I guess.

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Simon Matthew Park
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Posted: 04 September 2006 at 2:35am | IP Logged | 7  

It's been all over the news here as you'd expect, and yeah, it's sad for his wife, and his kids (aged 8 and 3). I suppose he was taking a calculated risk every time he got close to a wild creature, but what a horrible way to go. He was a controversial figure here - reviled by many vocal animal rights groups as nothing but a clown and a showman, but also grudgingly respected by his harshest critics as a man who really helped put Australia on the map internationally. He was passionate about what he did, and as Shaun said, he died doing what he loved.
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John Mietus
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Posted: 04 September 2006 at 8:11am | IP Logged | 8  

Very sad indeed.
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Jacob P Secrest
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Posted: 04 September 2006 at 8:34am | IP Logged | 9  

Very sad, but not surprising really.
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Brian Hunt
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Posted: 04 September 2006 at 8:59am | IP Logged | 10  

Wow.  I always thought it would be a snake that finally got him.  The episode when he was laying on the ground by the Fierce's hole and the snake came up from behind him and sniffed and flicked his face with it's tounge was dramatic. I got goose bumps watching him lay still until it decided he was no threat and went in it's hole.  
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Marcus Kelligrew
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Posted: 04 September 2006 at 10:03am | IP Logged | 11  

We are all sad in my family. My kids loved his show. The thing is a Stingray is supposed to be pretty docile, so in that way it is a surprise.
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James Stewart
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Posted: 04 September 2006 at 10:42am | IP Logged | 12  

I watched a few of his shows and liked it, i was a bit concerned when he carried his daughter into a croc enclosure in one of his shows.

RIP

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